Kitchen Implements

Potato Masher     Exhibit 1

     Potato mashers were very utilitarian kitchen implements. Although commonly called a potato masher, this implement was used to mash all sorts of foods, including squash, pumpkin and berries. Some sources claim that they were also used to tenderize meat, being called a steak pounder in that instance. This item dates to between the late 1800s to the early 1900s.